Chapter 7 Summary
Hard Way Home
Moving day begins early for Greg and Abdul. Greg puts on his old Nikes (on which Abdul obviously spent hours, trying to make them look more respectable) on this auspicious day. They stop at the call for prayer then head to Ali the architect’s shop. As the supplies are loaded onto trucks, Mortenson has a moment of panic at the thought that he has spent two-thirds of the money he brought with him. He has three thousand dollars for transportation, labor, and his living expenses. He is nervous. All forty-two of their purchases are making their way to the trucks, and a crowd has gathered. They are gawking at the spectacle of “an enormous infidel in brown pajamas” who is loading supplies...
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